Charles “Charlie” Stidam

January 12, 1947 – October 30, 2021

Charles “Charlie” Stidam, Jr., 74, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at his residence. He was born January 12, 1947, in Seymour, to Charles and Helen Lucille (Wilkerson) Stidam, Sr. He married Ellen Baker on June 9, 1978, and she survives.

Charlie had worked at Extruded Alloys and, most recently, as a tree trimmer for Townsend Trees. He was a member of Fairview Community Church.

Charlie loved talking…to ANYONE!!! He never met a stranger…even on a wrong number on the phone! His greatest joy was the grandkids! Whether his own, step grandkids or the neighbors’ kids. Watching the kids play sports was always wonderful! He would also always load any and all of the kids for church!

Surviving Charlie is his wife, Ellen; sons, Charles (Tricia) Stidam and Jeremy (Myrna) Stidam; daughters, LaDana (Brent McVicker) Stidam-Parker and Maressa (fiancé Jake Livingston) Stidam; 11 grandchildren, Michael Stidam, Laura Collins, Matthew (fiancé Abby Anderson) Jarvis, Luke (fiancé Leah Staggs Martin) Jarvis, Jonathan (Lacy) Jarvis, Lucille Stidam-Vega, Jayden Duke, Zak Livingston, Allison Livingston, Jenna Livingston, and Lillian Livingston; 13 great-grandchildren, Brayden Jarvis, Karen Ann Jarvis, Mazee Ritchison, Jolee Jarvis, Isaiah Jarvis, Anisty Jarvis, Lily Martin, Jake Martin, Paisley Jarvis and Tyson Jarvis; brothers, Everett (Judy) Stidam and Roy Stidam; niece, Vicki Stidam Patterson; and nephew, Kenny Stidam.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Freddie.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 5, 2021, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Pastor Lindy Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Leesville Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., also at Ferguson-Lee Chapel.

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